They don’t call it the golden years for nothing! Senior citizens are overwhelmingly sexually satisfied — to anyone who has seen Blanche Devereaux slut her way through an episode of the Golden Girls, this will come as no surprise. But the men are getting their fair share too — 54% of single men are sexually active, while 68% of married guys are hittin’ it on the regs. Strangely, married women are only at 56%…. Anyway, who’s been brave enough to ask all these old pervs about their sex lives? The University of Gothenburg in Sweden — they’ve surveyed 70-somethings since the ’70s. Thanks to them we’ll never look at Grandma and Grandpa holding hands the same way ever again, especially after yesterday revelation that STDs are up amongst this crowd as well. [Health News]
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The CDC has confirmed that a cure for both oral and genital herpes is in the works. Hooray! An estimated 100 million Americans have the oral herp, while 20% have the kind below the belt. There is a tiny bit of bad news, though. The new treatment being studied would force on one last outbreak, but then kill it forever with antiviral drugs already on the market. A team at Duke University has been leading the way and partnered up with Regulus Therapeutics LLC to make it happen. While they’re all optimistic, the researchers say the next step is testing out their theory on animals. Will monkeys finally make monkey business a little more safe? Let’s hope! [MSNBC via Regina Lynn] Keep reading »
So you know all those people having unprotected sex with multiple partners? Maybe it’s your MOM! Or your Grandpa! Researchers at England’s West Midlands Health Protection Agency found that over the last 10 years, STD rates had more than doubled among people ages 45 and older. Hey, Granny Goose, just ’cause you went through “the change” doesn’t mean you don’t need to strap one on when you get frisky with Mr. Hooper in the Senior Center activities room. [Time] Keep reading »
While sticking a bunch of microbicides up your hoo-ha may seem like a bad idea, turns out it may save your vaj from the likes of HIV and other STD’s. Researchers are currently conducting clinical trials at UCLA’s AIDS Institute for microbicides, a shield you would schmear in your vajane. Nowadays, women must rely on making sure their male sexual partners use condoms, but the hope is that this type of safeguard will help ladies take matters into their own hands. The study in the U.S. is based on the larger 12-month trial of microbicides involving 10,000 people currently underway in South Africa, Tanzania, Rwanda and Belgium. Fingers crossed we girls can get some protection! [Newswise]
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News flash, the less clothes you wear the more stupid stuff guys will say to you. A recent study (who funds these things?) has shown that men’s brains nearly shut down into instant gratification mode when they see a scantily clad lady. They tend to zero in on your visible assets and fumble for words, hence dumb-founded phrases like, “Huminah-huminah!” (Refer to above dramatization.) Drool may be another side affect. Also, when they can’t get the object of their desire, they will grab what’s around — chocolate, beer, some other chick. So, bottom line, if your man’s fat, it’s because you’re so damn good looking and he can’t resist you. Or if you’re single, and you’re looking for a smarty pants, keep wearing turtlenecks. [Men's Health]
A new study is claiming women don’t like one-night stands. Um, doesn’t a blanket statement like that need circumstantial qualifications? Such as: Women don’t like one-night stands when:
1. It’s a pity lay.
2. They’re new to college and sex, so they’re not really sure how to do it.
3. They’ve accidentally taken home David Hasselhoff.
4. They’re drunk and/or regret it the next day.
Then maybe the research compiled by Professor Ann Campbell of Durham University through an internet survey, claiming that 54% of women have negative feelings the next day, might make sense. After all, why would women do something they don’t want to over and over again? We here at The Frisky get it and take it when we want it. Sure, we all want quality over quantity, but women are adults and we all make our own decisions. Sure, someday we may use our tunnel of love for birthin’ babies, but up until that point, we’re all just in it for the ride. Well, at least 46% of us. [Sunderland Echo]
Since the sexual revolution, it’s been hard for us modern gals to remember that our below the belt business is also for baby-making. STD’s and UTI’s are always a risk, but sadly, these party favors from sexual favors have been linked to birth defects. Just when you thought they were bad enough to handle on your own, a new study has found they quadruple your baby’s chances of being born with a birth defect known as gastroschisis. While the name of the disorder is hard to pronounce, the complications are convoluted too — gastrochisis causes the baby’s intestines and other organs to be born outside the abdomen. States like Utah have experienced a tenfold increase in cases over the past 30 years and they blame it on the rise of STD and UTI infections. Keep reading »
We’ve all heard sexuality is a spectrum and that there is a sliding scale of gay and straight. While this has been the accepted perception, new evidence has come out that all women are gay. According to Dr. Meredith Chivers’ documentary entitled Bi the Way (trailer is above), pictures of naked men do nothing for the blood flow to women’s crotches. While we could argue with that those kinds of photos inspire the manual stimulation that gets the blood flowing, Dr. Chivers found that just the sight of naked chicks in action worked on both straight men and women. This may explain the glut of girl-on-girl action from college co-eds on LastNightsParty.com to Angelina Jolie and Clint Eastwood’s wife. Faux-lesbos are for real! [New York Times] Keep reading »
We’ve all taken risks — tried things and people we weren’t sure of and chalked it up to experimentation. It’s all part of being a liberated woman. But sadly we’re are missing out on some of the most important testing that is actually guaranteed to give us what we need: clinical trials. Research has shown that gender can truly affect a medication’s ability to work on such widespread health issues as depression and lung cancer. Despite the growing need for a pool of available and even in some cases, healthy women, a mere 9% of test subjects are female. So, many drugs are being prescribed without ever being tested on a lady. To alleviate this dilemma, the rules for clinical tests changed in 1993 to always include women who still intended to bear children. However, a decade and a half later, not much more has changed. Scientists blame everything from lack of time to lack of awareness; 93% of women surveyed said they had never even been asked to participate in a clinical trial. Keep reading »
Joyce McFadden, a New York City psychoanalyst, who runs a site called Women’s Realities, actively conducts studies where she asks women questions and then let’s them answer in their own words. As you’d expect, we ladies have sex on our minds. So, when prompted with, What do you want to know about your mother but would never ask?, the responses were overwhelmingly about their mother’s sexual history — from how she lost her virginity, to possible abortions, to if she had even ever questioned her sexuality. While the answers to this query may not be child-proof, as a teenager or adult struggling with our own sexuality and love life, this info could be a bit uncomfortable, but useful and potentially validating. Although, just a few days after buttering our moms up with Mother’s Day presents, we still can’t seem to ask. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »